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Oct 10, 2012 4:30am PDT
and jane kim voted no. saying while what he did was wrong, the charges were too narrow to support removing him from office. he has been suspended from his job since last march. they spoke after hearing the decision. >> it's been more than grueling to say the least. and our debt is mounted like you wouldn't believe. >> i always feel optimistic and i feel that the best things happen for good reasons. >> ileana lopez cried as she listened to members of the board announce they would vote no. following the vote, the mayor released a statement saying, in part, the board's decision returns a convicted domestic batterer to lead the sheriff's office. i will do everything in my power to ensure that abusers continue to be held accountable. there are still a lot of unanswered questions. many are wondering whether he can bridge the gap with the mayor. we'll have more on that coming up in a live report at 5:00. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the major league baseball playoffs. the a's and the giants staying alive in those do or die situations yesterday. fans couldn't be happier. >> i've been to e
Oct 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
of domestic violence. but supervisors christina olagi, john avalos and jane kim said while what murkarimi did was wrong, the charter is too narrow to support removing him from office. >> while the emotion satisfaction and political expedience of removing an official for a crime that most of us find unacceptable is very tempting to me, that is precisely the danger of removing an elected official for official misconduct for actions before that person are officially in office. it is a dangerous precedent to set. >> reporter: ross murkarimi supporters turned out by the hundreds for this hearing. the suspended sheriff and his wife sat attentively for hours tonight. murkarimi's wife eliana lopez cried as she listened to members of the board announce that they would vote no when she realized murkarimi can keep his job. mayor ed lee needed nine votes to remove the sheriff from office, and tonight it became clear before a final vote count even took place he did not visit. by a vote of 7-4, the board of supervisors does not sustain official misconduct charges, and sheriff ross murkarimi can be reinstat
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